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He Leads Us On.
He leads us on
By paths we did not know.
Upward He leads us, though our steps be
Though oft we faint and falter on the way,
Though storms and darkness oft obscure the
Yet when the clouds are gone
We know He leads us on.
He leads us on
Through all the unquiet years;
Past, all our dreamland hopes and doubts and
Be guides our steps, mrougn au me langteu
Of ain, of sorrow, and o'erclouded days
We know His will is done;
And still He leads vis on.
And He, at last,
After the weary strife,
After the restless fever we call life,
After the dreariness, the aching pain,
The wayward struggles which have proved in
After our toils are past,
Will give us rest at last.
? Golden Hours,
There is no use in putting up the
motto, "God bless our home," if the
father is a rough old bear, and the spirit
of discourtesy and nideuess is taught by
the parents to the children, and by the
older to the younger. There is no use iu
putting up a motto, "The Lord will provide,"
while the father is shiftless,
the mother is shiftless, the boys
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reiuse in wuriij jiuu mv,
themselves over gewgaws and finery.
There is no use in putting up the motto,
"The greatest of these is charity," while
the tongue of the backbiter wags in that
family, and silly gossip is dispensed at
the tea-table. There is no use in placing
up conspicuously the motto, "The liberal
man deviseth liberal tilings," while the
money chinks in the pockets of "the
hea:l of the household," groaning to get
out to see the light of day, and there are
dollars and dimes for wines and tobacco
and other luxuries, but positively not one
cent for the church. In how many homes
are these mottoes standing?let U3 say
hanging?sarcasms, which serve only to
poi?it a jest and adorn a satire? The
beauty of quiet lives, of trustful, hopeful,
free-handed, free-hearted, charitable
lives is one of surpassing loveliness, and
those lives shed their own incomparable
fragrance, and the world knows where to
find them. And they shall remain fresh
and fadeless when the colors of pigment
and the worsted and the floss have faded,
and the frames have rotted away in their
Mamma, are You a ChristinnV
While holding meetings in an opera
house in a Western city, I asked all the
children who believed that they were
Christians, and who had the evidence of
it (I showed them what that evidence
was), to hold up their hinds. With
many others, a beautiful little girl sitting
by her mother, with a smile upon her
face, held up her hand. I then asked
this question?I think the Holy Spirit
led me do do it?"How many of your
parents are alive to the love of Jesus?
Were they and yon to die today
would you meet them in Heaven?"
That little girl quietly turned to her
mother, and said, "Shall I hold up my
hand mama? Are you a Christian?"
uNo> I am not a Christian. Do not
hold up your hand!"
The child buret into tears saying:
"Mamma, I do not want to go to heaven
if you are not to be there!"
The weeping mother said to me in the
inquiry-meeting: 4 'My child's words have
broken mv heart! O what shall I do to
be saved? My darling child is on the
my to heaven, and I am not 1"
I told her how she, too, could be made
"alive unto God;" how he who raised |
Lazarus to life, and who died on the cross
for us, could save her if she would only
trust Him. We prayed together, and I
could but hope that she was led to see
how God, for Christ's sake, who suffered
so much for us, could forgive her all her
sins, and make her a living, happy Chris- j
tian, like her beautiful little daughter.? I
?. P. Hammond, in EvungeUst.
Live ns You Teach.
The Rev. J. F. Sergeant, writes an article
to the London Sabbath School Tcach- ,
er upon the importance of following up
the teachings of the lips by the teachings
of the life. He says:
/'I do not say to you that you should
study appearances?and carefully guard
against being accounted as a hypocrite. I
say rather that you should study realities,
and seek to be everywhere and at all
times a real and attractive disciple. If
you are addicted to the pleasures of the
IttDIC, CTT liriuiuiu m>u vauuumtiuus uv.
your home, or if you are vain in dress or
Serson, or hard or unfair in your money
ealings, or vindictive and fierce in your
behaviour to your friends, it will all
come out, and every scholar connected
with you will quietly apply to you the
proverb, 'Physician, heal thyself.'
"I knew a teacher, wealthy and talented.
Ilis fault was that he was too
eager for money, and it was the less excusable
as he had no family fur whom he
needed to lay by. A blight seemed to
rest upon his work, and when at last he
invested a considerable sum in purchasing
a public house, property which was
of a very low character morally, but
which yielded a good return fur his
? money, his influence sank down to an
utter cipher. I shall never forget the
contempt with which one of his scholars
Rnnlcn to m<> about him. Jl.xd he be<ni
an avowed man of the world there would
have been nothing in him to be despised.
But his professed aims and hopes were
higher than those of the worldling, and
it was humbling to him to be looking for
an increase to Ins gains in the gutters of
excess and vice. 'Perhaps he meant to
improve the public houses by introducing
berter tenants, and checking all bad lanf"
jjuacr** habits.' Thank you dear
reader for tliat kindly surmise. Perhaps
he did; but perhaps he didn't. I dare
say, however, lie meant it. The devil
will not in the least object to a man
meaning well if he will stop there.
"I know this much, that the respect
of a circle of intelligent lads who gatlier
around us to listen to what we can tell
them of God and righteousness, is worth
more than interest at ten per cent, upon
money investments. Pity that this good
man did not know it to.
If however, evil example tells, so does
good. The fragrance of the ointment
will make itself known. All upright,
^ loving, generous men sjjeak in his very
Baron Rothschild has become a total
A bushel of com which is sold to the
distiller for thirty cents is resold by him
in the shape of whisky for $40.50.
The Gark bill to provide for scientific
temperance in the public schools, has
passed both branches of the Iowa legislature.
The State Remitter Bays of it that
it is one of the best measures that has
* ever been passed by any legislature.
Extracts From tho Strmons of
Tno/lI'Tif* Wff York Ministers.
JUVUUIII^ A1V?? ?
Owing to the absence of Rev. Dr. Talmage
from his pulpit in the Brooklyn Tabernacle
we do not give his customary sermon in this
issue, but print in liju thereof extracts from
tho sermons of prominent metropolitan ministers:
K. ITE3ER NEWTON* OX TRUE IDEAS OF GOD.
" The Rev. R. Heber Newton, preached at
A.l Souls' Church, in West Forty-eighth
street. ''The Scientific Idea of God and the
Spiritual Vision of a Heavenly Father" was
his their.e. "It seems to me," said Mr. Newton,
uthat a true idea of God ought to
be able to verify itse'f in the general
(o "S iousness of man. This is tho conclusion
wh ch jcience roaches as Mr. Abbott interprets
her thought: 'Because, as an infinite
organism, it thus manifests intm.te wisdom,
power, and goodness, or thought, feeling,ana
? *l fulliiA.c? onrl Ka.-ancA
Will 111 lyllt'iX ill LAiIA7 i. u.i.1 i;u"o, uuvi uv\mu^v
these three constitute the essential manifestations
o. personality, it must be conceived as
infinite person, absolute spirit, creative
source, and eteinal ho ne of the derivitive
1 n.te peisjna ities whi.h d.pend upon it. but
are no less realthaa itse.f. * * * Whit
is th is but infinite beatitude, infinite ben gnity.
infinite love?the all-embracing fatherhood
and motherhood of Hod.'
"Let me tall you how, in a very simple
fa h on. I reach*this bles-ed assurance. Fiom
the un ty of nature it follows that all forms
of being are } artial manifestations of this infinite
aud eternal eno:gy. That which is essentially
human is unaoubtodly what we, for
lack of a better tjrm, call personality?intel|
ligence conscious of itself, free in the power
or will, owning the moral law. If we ao not
find personality iu the cry tal and the beetle,
and but a dreamlike personality in the dog,
and if we do find su-;h personality in man,
v\hi:h fact are we to trust as the better expression
of the infinite and eternal energy
that is in us all? The answer of evolution to
this quesiijn is unmistakable. The
higher forms of life must more
truly express thejnature of the infinite and
eternal energy- than the lower forms can possibly
do. Over a mud ly creek a willow
hangs and tries to image it's soft flowing lines
in tne waters below, how vainly! Above the
clear crystal water of the mountain tarn, 'the
sacred p ne' stoops and sees its noble form
faithfuiiy mirrored in the lake. Each finer
organism is capable of reflecting a finer
imo wnf t.ha f?pA whio.h hroods OVBr US. seek
ii g to mirror itself. Man is the mystic flower
of the great tree IgdrasiL I must interpret
the dim, shadowy outline of the Infinite
Power which thtsa lower form? trace for me
by the clearer, nobler form which comes
forth in my consciousness. My consciousness
yields as the ess >n :ial human fact the idea of
personality. I am a man inasmuch as I am ,
an intelligence conscious of itself, free in the .
power of will, owning the moral law. I am ,
obliged then to look up iuto the face which
bends down over life seeking to mirror itself,
and trust the re lection which comes forth in ,
my nature of the pen 0:1 1 power whom I ,
must all Father. The Divine Being is n >t
less tuau personal, however, much more than ,
personal He may be. He cannot be unconscious,
since unconsciousness in nature is the
lower form of be.ng which opens into conscioisne>s.
Hj caa-xos be u:unoril, sin;e
nature, as it strains toward man, passes out
of the ca ra iudifferantism of tue brut9 into &
hungering and thirsting after rights >usn ?ss.
God canaot be heartless, since tha very measure
of man lies in the heart. 1
4iBe au>e of what I am, a? a man, I am
obliged to think of God not less than man but
only more than man, not subhuman bub j
superhuman, essentially humanity, lilted '
highorand breath j J out to larger form. Evo- '
lution goes on in numanity. Climb now to 1
the very topmost crest of humanity, the ]
supremely good one of earth. Whatmons- '
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U UUS 11 Cdtt. UI iuauu^3 uv.u 4 u [Uaitt vicawivu
capable, through slow, orderly p.-ogressive '
development, of unfolding su?h a human (
flower as Jesus of Na-areth without having, ]
below this li nbing growth, a life in which it 1
roots, infinite and eternal, the source and 1
spring, the type and pattern, of this flower of J
nature! We overheard thi soliloquies of his '
soul tolling the vision mirrored in the calm, *
clear waters of his soul, as the sun's fa e is <
caught and held in the blue mountain lake. '
Over the face of Jesus, thj face that benils '
and broods, is a greater human la?e?0n9 ]
in whose image he saw himself to be made. '
Reuan confesses: 'The highest con- j
I sciousuess of God whict ever existed J
' in the breast of humanity was j
that of Jesus.' This granted, the con
sciousnes3 of Jesus be .-omes the supreme word ?
I of God, a word in which we are to trust im- ]
plicitly, not as a something wholly apart 1
from our own consuouu?ess, but as the artic- (
u'ate utterance of the thought that struggles ]
for expression in ourselves, the clear vision !
whifh in fchn nifiinnrv man is but shadow 1
and cloud. Spinoza declared Jesus to be the '
templeof God, in which God most fully re J
veals himself. The revelation of Godin
Christ is the consciousness of God in 3
Jesus. The blood of the Eternal beats them
in our veins." I
THINKING THAT LEADS TO UNBELIEF.
Dr. White, of the West Twenty-third Street
Presbyterian church, took his text from Hebrew
xii, 15-16. He said in part: "Men from
intellectual pride sell their birthright by
turning away from God and professing to
find a g..d among the philosophical idols of <
the day. The te nptation comes in this form:
If I wish to prove my intellovtual vigor I
must not accept anything upon trust. I I
must demand that everything be explaiued
so that its mysteries be cleared up; then I
i must not accept anything as true that cannot i
I Ina V? ?r 4-U/\ .m* itr/\ of ai ,c r\f IaoI n
W UJ bUC oropo V/i iV^lv v? f
demonstrated by tha exhibition of scientific '
experiment. The old faith of my fathers is (
very simple and very comforting, but I mu t (
not be misled by any unexp.a nod instincts '
of my nature, n >r de uded by any pretended 1
revelation from the unseen. world. To be
' sure thousands of women and children aud 1
of simple-minded men have accopted this j
faith in God and Christ with >ut any very
searching intellectual examination, but I re- 1
quire pi-oof. <
"Now, all this is very well if it is tin honest
: utterance of a man who truly desires to know
I the truth and who with every fa ulty
awakened proposes fairly to examine theevi- J
dences for Christian.ty; such h^n-st seeker
| will be aid-d by God. But. alas! too many
are po-se3 ;ed witn mceii rtuai vanity wiiue
they have neither intellectual strength nor 1
intellectual honesty. They hear of one aud ?
another prominent scientist wh) amuses himself
as an unbeliever; or, as tne expression t
now is, an agn s ic, or a positivist, and it
flatters their vanity to say that with su h wo
take our stand. They ma ice no original in- t
vestigation. Thoy mako no earnest study of .
eviionm If they rea -h anything up >n the
subject it is upon the destructive side. Tney \
sneer at the idea that any new thoughts can f
be given them that will support the old faith. 1
They withhold absent an i pose as unbelievers, t
and think it 8|?a cs well for their intellectual
independence that they are dis -iples of this or c
that s -ientist. Now, no one more than I ap- [
proves of iniepen lent th mg'ut?of a i earn- .
est det?rmiuation to Le able to give a reason *
for the hope that is in one. I rejoi .-e to Know i
that any man is loajstly asking for proj^ j
even of the highest divine truths, but I do
say that for any man from intellectual vau- t
itv, from a desire to appear to understan I j
what he ha? neve.* i~ei.lly studied, from an
ambition to call himself by the name of this t
or that great master, to turn aside fro n the j
faith of his fathers, to >hut h s eyes lo the
signs of God's prosen e. to steel his heart t
against the influe ice of the Holy Soirit is to ?
sell his birthright for a mess of pottage."
A PILLAR IN THE TEMPLE. ,
The Rev. W. P. Price, of the Mvlison Avenue
Congregational cnurh: " 'Hirn that ,
overcoineth I will make a p.liar in the timple t
cf my God.' Wo classify men as wise aud
foolish, happy and miserable, grasping and
generous, but th9 btst clasd.ication is on the c
basis of their attitude toward fciu?are they r
yielding vo aw struggling against it? Many \
who struggle fall because tii^y have no ^
abiding place. A stone built into a temple is
fixed: it is necessary where it is and use.ess
anywh *re else. T.ie day when it was he.vn I
i<? forgot on. Men and wome i are comiug in j
ad '.Tin ? out of the te'npi^ aauv a?King (
strength from 0- d an1 tlien huTyiu^ bav-K
iuto the world to use it for their own saltish,
enls; but thj pillars of the temple re.naln. *
T iey omtK'i.i uo slay, an.I they go no more r
out. Thi-.ro are nvn who love thnr country <
be*-au83 of 'h* ndvantnccs she Rives tham, i
and others for her own sa'ce. The latter
class a i e the pati iota. Th nr nam^s go down 1
in history, never to be lost or forgotten. ?.
Some study solely for tha advantages ]
whi.-h education will give them, others for t
the sake of truth alone. Theaj are ,
enrolled x* the great scholars of the world.
PHW??a?a????Mm IBH i?gi
S "> those who serve God for His truth's saKe,
who s "ive to fulfil the enl for which th?y
were ci .*ated, thoy are those who are pillars
in Hr temnlH. ami who eo out thenco no
more they must first 1 e hewn out, aad fitted
to ths?r places by contact with tb?? work' in
the struggle for life. They often feel the
blows of the hammer fitting them to become
stones in the temple, shaped by toil and suffering
into the likeness of God, perfect and
everlasting. And upon the stones of the
temple shall be cut three inscriptions, that
all may know that it is the temple of Go J ;
'The name of my 6o;l, the name of the city
of my God and my now name.'"
RELIGIOl'S LESSONS FROM THE OREGON*.
The Rev. U. H. Smith, of the St.
James Protestant Episcopal church: ''The
bhip is the most human work of man and
^ually the divine work of God. The most human
because it is so like the human body. But
how were its parts so perfectly combined in
two ways: by man, who during long centuries
studied the physical laws of the Creator,
and by God subtly guiding man. The many
overlook the fact that ships are as distinctly
the works of God as trees or rivers or oceans.
Man has simply been doing what God planned
for him to do. Now, the re is something in
that sunken Oregon like the generations of
the past. Ever}' present generat:on is brought
into its inheritance in the arms of the generatirm
vnnicViimr Rpfnrmnrs nmlfinor it. rvnht.oi*
for posterity to live, ancl then as tlieir work
is done vanishing. The Son of God in saving
the world leaves the world. But lcok
not only at the dark side but also at the
bright side. See Christ's willingness to do
so long as He lived to see the redemption of
mankind. Look at the joy of parents as life
bbs away if only they see their childreu
happy. This is the parable of the sinking
ship. There is also t'.i j parable of the saved
traveler. We sail ou the sea of life. Our
bodies are the ships in which our souls are
passengers. God brought every one safe to
shore trom the sinking Oregon. The ship
alone was lost. Shall it be so with you, my
THE JUST DEMANDS OF MISSION WORK.
The Rev. Dr. J. N. Fitzgerald preached in
the Central Methodist Episcopal church on
the subject of "Missions." He said in part:
Many persons, when asked to contribute to
missionary work, consider that their donations
are to be expended entirely in foreign
missions,' and say that there is plenty of room
for all their donations and labor at home. If
that is a candid remark, a fair hearing should
be accorded to it; but if it is merely an excuse
to get out of making a contribution to
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tbe worK, il snouiu not receive wie
recognition. This society, in the Methodist
church, reaches to all classes of people at
home and abroad. In thd home mission one
may specify to what particular departmentof
it he desires his contribution to go. the
Indian, or to the Chinese, that race which
has responded to the proverbial saying:
"Uncle 8am has room enough to give us all
a farm," have come to this country, an i have
been trrannized and brutally treated in a
mannpr the like of which has never occurred
before in a civilized country. Others want
their contributions to go to helping the work
raising rp th3 blacks; others to the Germans;
others to the Swede, Swiss or Scandinavian.
In all these bra* -lies of home and
foreign missions this society ha-; workers.
But if you cannot decide upon which particular
department in which you wish to put your
monev, place it in the general contribution,
a.nd a little will be sent to help the worker in
all parts of the world.
WITAT TRUE LIBERTY IS FOR MEN.
Dr. Hall preached in the Fifth Avenue
Presbyterian church on "True Liberty." He
said: " There are various kinds of freedom.
We may think of it on the social and political
plane, and then wo may have freedom
!rom tyranny. Or on the moral nlane and we
lave freedom from bad habits of living. Or
jn that of spiritual life, aud we have deliverance
from sin aud from the fear that hath
Corment. We are citizens of the United
States, and it is common to eay we are
free. But we know that there are forms of
bondage that are entirely compatible with
>ur free institutions. "VVe know how a
ring may worm itself around a commuuity
md put it under bondage. A judge may
infn o nlona
LllUiiat^O (AS UlUtOVli. 4UWV V? piuvv A. A VU1
svhich it is difficult to dislodge him,who may
ae bribed to defend the guilty and oppress
;he innocent. If men are slow to acknowlsrlge
such bondages as these, it is not strange
;hat they will not acknowlede their state of
-noral bondage. It is through Jesus that true
iberty comes. There are spurious forms of
freedom. A young man throws off the restraints
of houie lire and even of society, and
;rayels over the world with no check upon
;he indulgin of his tastes and of his lusts. Is
le free? Is he not rather a slave to his passions?
A man makes money getting his obiect
and throws off the straints of hoaestv. He
s uot free. Everything that is good has its
;ounterfeit. Never confound the counterfeit
with the reality. We hear a good deal about
she region of law. No matter how good you
ire socitlly you are in the grip of God's
aw. He is infinitely just, and if you are not
penitent, His law of death will be enforced,
rhe spirit of life in Christ Jesus can make
pou free from the law of sin and death.
A Fatal Defect.
'' One of the queerest cases I ever heard
jf," said the story-teller in the smoking
;nr, u is down in our town. There's a
aiun there who has a peculiar defect. I
inow him well. He's a draughtsman,
uid an accomplished man. He can draw
mything he is asked to draw, with a
solitary exception, and do as good a job
)f it a3 any man m the country. But
;hat one exception lost him his situation,
lis wife, his friends, and his reputation,
ind now it is killing ' him. Isn't it
4< Very. But what is that he can't
" A sobsr breath."?Chicaao Herald.
Dwelve Presidents "Who Favored
The Buffalo Courier says: The Hon.
2. C. Dclavan secured the signatures of
i number of the presidents of the United
>ta;e9 to a declaration against ardent
.pirits as a drink. In 1862 Mr. Delavan
vrote as follows: "The certificate of
wclve Presidents I deem interesting as
veil as instructive. "When I obtained
he signatures of the first three, about
hirty years ago, by a personal visit to
sach, the movement against alcohol as a
>everage was confined to distilled spirits;
lien the impression was gcne:al that fcrnented
drinks were safe in moderation,
nit science has since settled the question
h:it alcohol is exactly the same poison
n what are teimed fermentod drinks
is in distilled; that, indeed, in both it
s formed by fermentation, and that
aiiI/1 V\n ?a 1 mnrnnvinf\r in nnllinrr
Utiv; M V/UUi ug 1IV 11IJ|/1 W?S4 Al. vjr vuiuu^
ill kinds of intoxicating drinks ardent
spirits. Pure brandy is distilled from
vine, and should be called distilled
vine/' The following is the declaraion,
with the signatures:
Being satisfied from observation and
sxpenence, as well as from medical testinonv,
that ardent spirit, a-> a drink, is
lot only needless, but hurtful, and that
he entire disuse of it would tend to pronote
the health, the virtue and the hap)iness
of the community, we hereby ex)ress
our conviction that should the
:itizens of the United States, and especii
ly the young men, discontinue entirely
he use of it they would not only pronote
their own personal benefit, but the
joe d of our country and the world.
r *r t* rn . ??
i ames ajladibok, jcj. 1 axiaiis,
Andrew Jackson, Millard Fillmore,
roiix Q. Adams, James K. Polk,
Van Buken, James Buchanan,
Fohn Tyler, Abraham Lincoln,
Franklin Pierce, Andrew Johnson.
Gondii's Tribute lo Cold Water.
Of all the powerful execrations on rum
delivered by the lat? Jolm B. Gougli, tlic
most powerful has never been published.
I carr.c across it to-day, says a Wooster
(Ohio) correspondent. It is in Gough's
rvti-n ImiiflirHfiniT ntul n-<is (Ifilii-prMl )iv
him twenty-six years ago. After its delivery,
a young law student in the audionce,
Mr. T. S. Shepherd, now a resideut
of "VVooster, asked Mr. Gough to favor
him with his words in writing. Mr.
Go ugh consented, on condition that the
manuscript never be published while he (
was on the lecture platform. The con- :
ditions were assented to, and Mr. Gough
jotted down the following apostrophe on !
water and execration on rum as he had ,
delivered them while holding a glass of <
water in his hand: ]
"There is no poison in that cup; no (
fiendish spirit dwells beneath those i
crystal drops to lure you and me and all <
of us to ruin; no spectral shadows play
upon its waveless surface; no widows'
groans or orphans' tears rise to God from
| those placid fountains; misery, crime, ]
wretcneaness, "\voc, want anu nigs come
not within the hallowed precincts where ]
cnld water reigns supreme. Pure now a9 '
when it left its native heaven, giving vigor
to our youth, strength to our man
hood, and solace to our old age. Cold !
water is beautiful, and bright and pure '
everywhere. In the moonlight foun- '
ta!n i and the sunny rilb; in the warbling
brook and the giant river; in the deep <
tangled wildwood and the cataract's '
spray; in the hand of beauty or on the i
lips of manhood?cold water is beautiful
"Kum! There is a poison in that cup. 1
There is a serpent in that cup whose sting ]
is madness, and whose embrace is death. '
There dwells beneath that smiling sur- 1
face a fiendish spirit which for centuries
has been wandering over the earth, car- *
rying on a war of desolation <
and destruction against mankind, !
blighting and mildewing the noblest <
affections of the heart and 1
corrupting with its foul breath the tide
of human life and changing the glad,
green earth into a lazar house. Gaze on
it! But shudder as you gaze! Those !
sparkling drops are murder in disguise; ]
so quiet now, yet widows' groans and '
orphans' tears and maniacs' yells are in
that cup. The worm that dieth not
and the tire that is not quenched are in
that cup. i
"Peace and hope, and love and truth <
dwell not within that fiery circle where '
dwells that desolating monster which 1
men call rum. Corrupt now as when it i
left its native hell, giving fire to the eye, 1
madness to the brain and ruin to the i
soul. Rum is vile and deadly and ac- f
cursed everywhere. The poet would i
* liki.-n it in its fiery glow to the flames th it ?'
fiickcr around the abode of the damned. 1
The theologian would point you to the
drunkard's doom, while the historian I
would unfold the dark record of the J
past and point you to the fate of empires i
and kingdoms lured to ruin by the siren c
song of the tempter, and sleeping now in t
cold obscurity, the wrecks of what once ]
were great, grand and glorious. Yes, mm is J
corrupt and vile and deadly and accursed 1
everywhere. Fit type and semblance of i
all earthly corruption! 1
"Base art thou yet as when the wise ?
man warned us of thy power and bade us i
lice thy enchantment. Vile art thou yet 1
as when thou first went forth on thy unholy
mission?filling earth with desola- i
tion and madness, woe and anguish. :
Deadly art thou yet as when thy enven- i
omed tooth first took fast hold on liu- <
man hearts, and thy serpent tongue first *
drank up the warm life blood of iminor- 1
tal souls. Accursed art thou yet as when J
the bones of thy first victim rotted in a 1
damp grave, and its shriek echoed along *
the gloomy caverns of hell. Yes thou ?
infernal spirit of rum; through all past *
time hast thou been, as through all coming
time lli.u shalt be, accurscd everywhere.
"In the fiery fountains of the still;' in *
the seething bubbles of the cauldron; in t
the kingly palace and the drunkard's 8
hovel; in the rich man's cellar and the I
poor man's closet; in the pestilential *
vapors of foul dens, and in the blaze of *
gilded saloons; in the hand of beauty *
and on the lip of manhood. Rum is vile c
and deadly and accursed everywhere. ^
"Hum, we yield-not to thy unhallowed c
influent::', and together we have met to c
pian thy destruc tion. And by what new *
name shall we call thee, and to what 1
shall we liken thee when we speak of thy I
" II i! .l!IJ I
attriDUtes. uiners may can inee cnuu v
of perdition, the base born progeny of
sin and Satan, the murderer of mankind j
and the destroyer of immortal souls; but .
I this night will give thee a new name
among men and crown thee with a new jj
horror, and that name" shall be the sacramental
cuo of the rum uower. and I will .
say to all the sons and daughters ol eartn?
?Dnshit downl And thou rum, shalt *
be my text in my pilgrimage among men,
a d not alone shall my tongue utter it, ?
but the groans of orphans in their agony .
I and the cries of widows in their desola- '
tion shall proclaim it the enemy of home, ^
the traducer of childhood, and the de- ~
cfrnr-^r nf mnnhnnrl wtinsp nnlv nn
tidote is the sacramental cup of temper- 1
ance, cold water!" *
The Bar Room as a Bank. '
You deposit your money and lose it. *
You deposit your time and lose it. f
You deposit your character and lose it. f
You deposit your health and lose it. 1
You deposit your manly independence .
and lose it.
You deposit your self control and
You deposit your home conajTort and *
lost it. c
Viiti (li'nosit vnnr wifp's }inr?'mnp?v5 nnil
lose it. Y
You deposit your children's happiness \
and lose it. ?
You deposit your own soul and lose it. t
A Boston clergyman was asked re- f
cently what he did in his church t& ^
break np the habit, so frequent at c
church sociables, of ladies arranging f
themselves in rows or clusters, thereby 1
causing the gentlemen to do the same. 1
His answer waa that the game of "mis- t
sionary" was the best and most popular c
way of doing it, and on being asked s
for an explanation of the game, gave v
I the following: "We arrange all the
j ladies about the room, and request a c
gentleman to stand directly in front of p
each of them. Then it id announced \
that the young ladies are to represent
'missionaries' and the young gentlemen ^
'heathen.' A signal is then given, and 1
tho heathen then embraces 'christi- 8
FARM m HOUSE.
TOPICS OF INTEREST TO THE
FARMER AND HOUSEWIFE.
Fertilizer for Potatoes.
The largest and best crop of potatoes
have been grown with artificial fertilizers.
A special potHto manure is made expressly
for this crop, put up with a certain
proportion of potash, phosphoric acid,
nitrogen, and lime to meet the requirements
of the plant. Barn manure or any
vegetable matter encourages the wire
worms, which injure the tubers and
cause scab or,roughness of the skin, and
so reduces the market v?lu3 greatly.
The artificial fertilizers contain muriate
of potash, which is poisonous to animal
i:r_ a 1 _r 1: ?_,1
uiu, auu Bu[jurpuuspiiaiu ui lime uuu
ammonia, which arj extremely malodorous
and distasteful to insects. About 600
pounds per acre of the fertizer is considered
a full requirement; half is harrowed
in before planting and half spread broadcast
after it.?New York Times.
Setting Tarred Posts.
Some poits were bsing set around our
public square| some farmers were watching
the work and one sa'd the ends of the
posts that were in the ground should be
daubed with tar.
? Another said, no, it would do more
liarm than good. A third said the tar
should be put on when the post is dry and
extend some inches above the surface of
The first mnn was right in thinking
that tar was good for preserving posts,
but was wrong in thinking that it was
?ood to apply under all circumstances,
rhe second was, to some extent, right in
ldvising against the use of tar, as it has
been found that when applied to green
posts it not only keeps the water out
but also keeps the sap in, and thus hastens
The third was right in saying the tar
should be applied when the posts were
Iry and extend some inches above the
iurface of. t!;p ground, for it has been
ibscrved that decay is more rapid at this
jfoint than above or below.
These men had right ideas as far as
they went, but not g.nng far enough were
likely to result in injur)', and in a few
minutes' conversation in interchange of
ideas all got broader views andwcTebeneSted.?Rural
Guarding Against Drought.
La t season was in many places unusu.
>1 ' 1. J1 1 LK X ^ L
uiy moisi, uuu u s rt-asunuuit; iu e.\pjui/
considarable dry weather this summer,
rhis is not- so serious an evil as many
iarmers think, because it can be guarded
igainst, especially with cultivated crops.
Early planting alone is often sufficient to
nake a crop of early potatoes on rich soil,
ind this is irtade more certain by plantng
only on clover sod, who.-e decay will
ittract moisture during the critical time
kvlien the tubers are forming.
The same result may also be obtained
Dy allowing the young clover to get a
growth of ten to twelve inchcs in height,
md then turning it under. This succulent
mass roots so rapidly that it fills
;he soil with moisture which not even a
u-otiactcd drought will dry out. Sowing
;alt or ashes on the surface of the soil
las also the effect of making it more
etentivc of moisture. Many farmers
relieve that the good effects of the gyp111m
arc due to the moisture which it
ittracts from the air and deposits upon
he leaves of plants.
Probably the best of all ways to present
drought is persistent cultivation,
md especially whenever there is a little
noisture from rain or dews. As the
iilfitrnf nr tnma flna wofor ti nrlnr fVtn
/UlbiT UWU1 luiliu VUIO ti uuv??.t vitv
iurface it is retained, the loose soil actng
as a mulch to protect it from cvap>rating.
As light summer rains falling
n a dry time are rich in ammouia,
requent cultivation increases fertility,
ind that, too, in the most available form
or immediate use.? Cultivator.
Fat or Lean Pork.
''Feeding for lean meat" is the title of
mlletin No. 19 of the Missouri Agricultural
society. Previous bulletins have
ihown that quite marked effects had
>een produced on the relative proporions
of fat to lerm in pork by different
nelhods of feeding; that albuminous
ood gives us lean meat, while carbonaseous
foods like corn or corn meal ;n:rease
the proportion of f?t. The latter
txperiments registered in buletin No. 19
accord fuliy with the results of previous
rials, and indicate that so far as the pig
s conccrned we have it largely in our
>ower to elect whethei our pork shall be
nostlv crrease or sweet nourishing lean
neat. *The late trial was with four
>igs, one lot being fed on ship stuff and
)lood, the other on corn or corn meal,
^oth lots w.igl:ed about like, but the
)i?s fed on ship stuff and blood, highly
ilbuminous food, had about forty per
:ent. more lean exclusive of bone than
he lot fed on corn meal. Much care
vas taken to separate the lean from the
at, two whole days being occupied in
:utting up a single pig. Professor San
>orn reminds farmers that the "block"
s no test of breed influence in the
:h*racter of uncut meat unless measured
>v the character of the food given, and
h:it raanngers of fat-stock shows skould
ecognize this fact wh-n airanging their
remiums and requirements. Feeders
vill learn from these experiments that if
hey *"ould increase the palatability of
)ork for American taste they must feed
heir pigs on something beside clear
neal 01 corn. Milk, apples and roots
rom the farm, and wheat middlings
rom the markets mixed with meal will
>roducc a better grade of pork, while at
>e same time the cost will be dimin3hed.
Rota'ion of Crops.
A subscriber of the American Agricuiurist
asks for information about rotation
>f crops. In answer to the inquiry the
'griculturibt says: "This is one or cue i
nost important questions relating to farm |
vork, and deserves especial considera on.
It has long been considered as inlispensable
to good and successful faming,
and there is no r-ason to suppose,
inder the light of all the later knowlage
derived from experiment and study.
.8 well as improved practice, that the old
aimers were mistaken. The old prac- 1
ice was to fo'low grain with a grass
rop or with one which required frequent
iultivation of the soil. This was so <
irmly established that among the Engish
farmers, whose crops on the average i
iave more than doubled ours, ev* ry tennt
was bound by his lease to conform
o it and never to follow a g ain
rv nn? nf tho I
TUjl Willi niiuvm i vuv ?/i vmv
amc kind. Hie reason for this
viis, and is, that the growth of conBecu- '
jvc cro})> of the same kind rapidly cxmusts
the soil or encourages t'.e growth
if weeds. It is found in tho natural 1
frowih of plants and forests, that a cervin
growth is generally succeeded?after
t has attained its maturity?by a diifernt
kind of negetation; for instance, '
vhen a pine forest has been cut off or
?->s been destroyed by fire, hard woods
ucceed it, and when oaks or other hard
voods have been cut off pints stow in
their place. The old fields of the South
are a standing example of this, and the
'old field pine' covers the abandoned land
from which a hard-wood forest was cut
off, to make room for tobacco and cotton.
The explanation of this fact is, that hard
woods are rich iu potash, and taking a
large quantity of this element from the
soil, leaves the land deficient in it and
unable to produce another
growth of hard woods: but
as pine is rich in silica and
poor m potash, the soil exhausted of potash
and having an abundance of silica,
produces the pine with ease, when it
could not produce oaks, hickories and
otner liara wooas. xne same pnncipio
applies to farm crops, and hence wheat
is followed by grass and clover and these
with corn, and corn with oats and barley;
and then the land is manured and wheat
is grown again. In practice, we think
this rotation is too short, and would be
greatly improved by a root crop after
corn, and oats or barley after the roots,
with clover following, and the second
year's clover plowed in for wheat, with
which grass is sown, with clover added
in the spring. But this, too, might be
improved, perhapi, by sowing the grass
and clover by themselves in the spring
and not with the wheat, or early in the
fall, as soon as the wheat is removed,
thus permitting the soil to be thorougly
prepared for the grass seeding, by which
its success is greatly encouraged."
Ground Bone for Poultry.,
Some of our fanning friends appear to
be deeply impressed with the notion that
hens need no food but corn in some of its
forms. But we ought not to forget that
food means the material for everything
that comes out of the system, and that if
any particular race takes up any special
branch of manufacture they must have
the raw material. All animals consume
more or less lime; it is one of the principal
elements entering into the composition
of the bones, but the hen nesds
an extra supply. Tin domesticated hen
also needs more than wild stock
of any sort, since she is stimulated to a
greater production of eggs. In consequence
we must give her more than is
contained in the various grains.
The most useful forms in which to give
lime are in the shape of coarsely ground
bone aud oyster shells; feed these articles
most abundantlv at the time when
the hens are laying the most freely, and
anticipate, if possible, by beginning early
in sonenn lpsf. vmir fowls fiiit a shel
less egg and acquire bad habila. The
importance of providing a lib ral supply
of ground bone and oystershells for fowls,
is less understood than it should be by
breeders of poultry. Raw bone, coarsely
ground, say half as large as grains of
corn, is gree.lily eaten by fowls, especially
if they arc not allowed to run at
large; and well-conducted experiments
have proved that it is not only ben^jjpial
to th^ health of the fo'wl, but it also certainly
stimulates and promotes laying to
a very great extent.
Now, while this effect of producing an
increase in the number of eggs is certain,
and not a newly claimed merit, we have
arrived at the conclusion that it also increases
the size of the eggs; and where
there is any trouble with regard to the
shells of the eggs, we have found it speedily
remedied by a liberal use of ground
raw boae and oyster shells. Every person
who keeps even a few fowls should own a
mill for grinding such food, as it will
soin repay its cost. Boneand shell should
be fed to fowls by putting it in a narrow
box and nailing it to the side of the coop;
we prefer this method, as it is less wasteful
than throwing i? on the ground. To
use tine bone beneficially,it is necessary to
mix it with the soft food, and we have
found it very useful in cases of diarrhoea
in fowls, having cured bad cases of this
disease in green fowls, in a single day,
by the use of this article; to promote laying,
however, it is necessary to have it
ground coarse.?American Rural Home.
Stuffed Potatoes?Mince some cold
meat very fine and s?ason it to taste.
Choose large potatoes of one size and
peel and core them, taking care not to
core them through. Fill them with the
minced meat and put them in a dish to
bake, with a cupful of water and a little
butter or nice beef dripping. If the potatoes
are large they will require an hour
to ba've; if small, half that time will be
Baked Omelet.?A generous pint of
milk, four well-beaten egg*, one table
spoonful of butter, one of dour and a little
salt. Rub butter and flour to smooth
paste and stir into milk when boiling,
stirring constantly to keep smooth.
Cool it, then add tne eggs h iving yolks
and whites beaten separately. Pour
into a buttered dish and bake in a quick
oven twenty minutes. Serve immediately
before it fills.
ArPLE Dessert?Pare and core large,
sweet apples, and fill with butter and
sui ar* Set each apple on a round piece
of a:ale, erustlcss uread. Put a little
w; tjrin the pan, sprinkle sugar over all,
and bake till dooe. Carefully remove to
the serving dish and cover with an icing
made of the whites of two eggs and powdered
sugar. Dot over with bits of red,
ar id jfillv. Or the apples may be baked
without the bread, piled up in pyramid
form, and frosted.
Cabbage Soup.?Take a couple of
summer cabbages; having removed the
outside leaves, cut them in quarters, put
them into a saucepan, with a good-sized
piece 01 oacon (cm into pieces au iul-u
wide down to the skin, which is to remain
intact, and is ca^i'y cut through
with the ladle when helping the soup),
and a bag containing spice*, sweet herbs,
plenty of whole pepper, a clove of garlic
and salt if neccssary. Add a sufficient
quantity of cold water to cover the
whole, and then let the soup simmer till
the cabbages are quite done, pcrving with
a few slice3 of bread uaier it.
Prepare the wicks f>r tallow candles by
steeping them iD coal oil. 'They make a
Put silverware in paper bags and tie
the top with a string, and it will keep
bright as new.
In cutting corn-bread, do not forget to
hold the knife perpendicularly, that the
ej'Ongy interior of the loaf may not be
crushed into heaviness.
To remove'the tops of. fruit jars that
cannot be started by hand, dip a d >th
into very hot water and apply t> the outside
of the cap; this will cause it to expand.
A Grave Matter.
"? -3? 1 ? ?1, ?
1 WUIiUtn luut uuu^c pcujui; vwiiu u.^cu
to go to church in winter without having
any fires there didn't die," remarked Mrs.
Lirily the other da v.
'' They did, my dear," serenely returned
the husband from behind his paper.
"Oh, yes," said she, somewhat nettled,
"of course* but I mean that it is strange
th y didn't die before their appointed
"People never do," replied the severe
Mrs. Liffly looked very dignified, but .
ventured no further comments. I
; I FEATHERY PETS. "
; THE TRADE IN TUNEFUL BIRDS
OF BRILLIANT PLUMAGE.*
Something Also Abont Monkeys and
Other Gentle Pets Without
Wings?Rare Birds that
Bring Big Prices.
A reporter for the Tribune recently
visited a number of the places where the'
demand for household pets is supplied.
Entering a store where a number of
cages were displayed in the window, and
in front of which several street urchins
were enjoying the sight of the gaylyplumed
birds in brass and painted cages,
he was met by a chipper young woman,
wno readily responded to 111s inquiries.
The first batch of information was lost
to the seeker after it in a pandemonium
of howls, yells and screeches. However,
becoming somewhat accustomed to the
uncanny noises, he comprehended that
she was bewailing the paucity of trade.
"Monkeys?" went on the young wo- \ man,
in response to further inquiries.,."No,
we haven't one in the store, and I
hope I may never see one of them again
as long as I live. They're just a nuisance, '
and that's all. I never could see nothing
funny in them. "We haven't had one ir
the house for a month. Let's see, the *
last one was a Capuchin, and we sold it
to a newly-married couple who live in >^1
Denver. They were awfully rich, and
| had a conservatory lor nowers, you
I know, and the lady said she th >ught a
monkey in the conservatory wouU look J
just too cute for anything. And the ,
husband?well, I could see that anything
she wanted she could have. They bought
the monkey. I'm perfectly sure of one
thing: by this time they either haven't
any monkey or they haven't any conservatory.
A 'monk' is death on plants ol
any kind. Why, this same monkey we'd
sold once before to an artist on Monrot
street, who said he wanted it for an orna- ment
for his studio, whatever that /is.
The artist lent the beast to a man wh?
was growing a century plant on the lakt
front, together with a museum. Thai ^
monkey consumed the century plan? one
night for a late supper, and it didn't die- > ' r:\
turb his digestion any more than if it bad
been a Welsh rarebit. I don't know what
kind of a century plant it was. It might
have been a young plant. Any*
how, back went 'monk'to the artist and
thon back here, when the owner of the
shop bought him in again at half price;
We had a monkey here once that had M
hmfam jirm. He couldn't use it, but a ' 'd
man bought him just the same. He 9aid
he was a doctor. So I suppose he wanted
to experiment on him."
The reporter was tired of monkey talk
and turned to the occupants of the cages.
"Those love birds there," said the accomplished
young woman, "don't sing,
-but we sell 'em for $5 a pair. Thai
there's a Toucan. He's worth $35." Thf ^
bird alluded to appeared to the uninitiated
eye neither valuablo for its beauty
of plumage nor sweetness of voice. It if
a native of Central America, and, though
in appearance quite as revolutionary as
most of the denizens of that part of the
globe, has the one redeeming virtue ol
being gentle and incapable of the ferocitj
which its villanous-looking beak would suggest.
"That bird," said the reporter's informant,
pointing tn a fat little creature ,
contentedly warbling to itself, ' 'that bird
is a Japanese robin, and the price of it is
$8." This art cle in the feathered lint
resembles the ordinary robin in appearance,
except in the fact that it is nearlj .
as bright-hued as a parrot.
The demand, the Tribune's representative
was informed, is greatest for canaries,
after which come mocking-birda.
Tiae sale of black caps, a bird whose title
betrays its chief characteristic, he wai
told, came next in the estimation of fan
ciers, to the nightingales as song-birds. ... , ?
The only further information volun- - ^
teered wa* that Guinea-pigs were rated
in the household-pet market at from $2
to $2.50 per pair. '
At another establishment, similar c
the one just described, there were tin
same rows of cages, containing canaries,
parrots, do res and pigeons; the same assortment
of aquariums, abounding iv
gold and silver fish. In a c<.rner of ?
cage fully fifty tiny white mice were huddled
closely together. Gray pigeons . - ^
and white d<?ves cooed plaintively from
dark places under the counter. On i
high perch sat a most haughty looking
parrot, evidently proud of its brilliant
plumage and yet oblivious to the fac;
that its tail feathers were dis ^raqefullj
deficient in number. Other parrots tuer?
were whose feathers were colored by nature
with hues the blending of whici
successfuly djfies man's cruie idea of tt?
proper har.r.ony o, tints. Three dimina .
tive marmosets looked lortn irom iner.
retreat with their bright, sparkling eyes,
seemingly full of good nature. As f
matter of fact they are almost untamable.
As they darted about their cagt
they resembled so many hairy comcfc?,
the disproportionate size of their tails t?
their bodies producing that effect.
Like the first store visited the noisei
were indescribable. Let one immnguu
sounds composed of commingled ahs,
ees, aaas, ooos, and uuus, which -ver<
shrieked from every nook and corner.
Away from all light fully a dozen littl*
parrots were wasting their gorgeousnesi
in dark, dilapidated cages. A disconsolate
and solitary monKey scrat< lied Ills
c eek in an embarrassed way as the r*
porter approached its cage and added
evidence to the "origin-of-species' doo
trine by his perfect frenzy of fear and
auger whenjie first got a glimpse of th?
reporter. BeTore the reporter naa ieic,
however, the animal had so far suo
curabeJ to the usual course of coaxing
adopted by interviewers that he betrayed
a very evident curiosity as to what kind
of a queer bird his visitor might be. H?
even went so far as to attempt to relata
his personal grievances in doleful chatter.
His confidence will never be betrayed.
An employe stated that tho foreign
birds are all brought from New Yorr,
where the jobbers buy them as they are
brought from the ships.?Chicago Tribune.
The "King Beet."
A Washington letter to the Chicago
Inter-Ocean say9: I heard a good sto: j
about Flovd Kinw. the member of Con
^ ~ o?
gress frum Louisiana, the other day.
Last year the Agricultural Department
introduced a new kind of beet which
waa labeled "The King Beet" becaue it
was believed to be the monarch of that
branch of the vegetable kingdom. Congressman
King was quite gratified at the
( election of this name and at once saw &
w:iy to tuwi it to political profit. He
went through the House of Representatives
and traded off all his other seeds
and documents for seeds of the King
Beet and sent a package to every fanner
in his district. They all "caught on,"
r.nd now lire under the impression that
<hcir Congressman ia the patron saiotal